Articles in the 'Politics' topic

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NEWS POLITICS
Council predits £3m surplus for this year

A financial surplus of over £3million is being predicted on this year Powys County Council budget.

2 hours ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New inclusive communication boards fitted

Residents and visitors to Newtown will now have a new way to communicate and connect thanks to the recent installation of Makaton boards in the town centre and Maesyrhadir play parks.

20 hours ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local MS calls for farming proposals to be scrapped

Russell George MS is calling for the Sustainable Farming Scheme proposals to be scrapped, citing concerns over the impact on Welsh farmers and the rural economy.

1 day ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
How did your councillor vote on the budget for 24/25?

The voting results from yesterday's Powys County Council meeting reveal who voted for setting the budget for 24/25, which includes a 7.5% council tax increase and who voted against.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
County councillors approve budget

Powys County Council’s budget for 2024/2025 which includes a 7.5 per cent Council Tax rise has been approved, by a whisker.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town councillors set to respond to school proposals

Town councillors are set to give their response to the consultation by Powys County Council on changes to Treowen Primary School and Ysgol Calon y Dderwen.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Conservative group hit out at 'broken promises'

Ahead of the debate by County Councillors on Thursday over the Powys County Council draft budget, leader of the Welsh Conservative Group has hit out at the ruling coalition over 'broken services and broken promises'.

6 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN SOUTH
Give your thoughts on community spaces in town

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is currently evaluating the potential need for a community space in the South of the town.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Poor quality trees to be replaced at housing development

Newtown is set to see new trees planted as part of a planned housing development in the town, the county council has confirmed.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Newtown Advice project continues to support

Town Councillors are set to examine a report from Citizens Advice Powys on the town council funded Newtown Advice Project, which provides advice and support to residents of Newtown.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Tidy Newtown week to return in March

The town council have announced plans for the annual 'Tidy Newtown' week which is scheduled for 19th to 23rd March 2024.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Is Newtown's pupil referral unit going to close?

Powys County Council is set to close a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) as part of its draft budget proposals for 2024/2025 to save just over £600,000 over the next two years.

1 week ago

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POLITICS OPINION
Opinion: election promises broken again

For the second consecutive year the Liberal Democrats have broken their 2022 election promise to lower council tax for our residents and go nowhere near a 5% increase.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Councillors to 'build in' charging to new toilet design

Town councillors have agreed to 'build in' provision for charging in the redesign plans for the Gravel Car Park public toilet block.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local MS hits out at plans for black bin processing

Russell George MS, and County Councillor Gareth Pugh, have said that Powys County Council should take any plans for black bag waste to be sent to the Bulk Recycling facility at Abermule off the table.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New town centre liaison officer for Newtown

A new town centre liaison officer for Newtown is now in post and supporting economic development across the town said the county council.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Coronation tree planted

The whole community recently came together on a special occasion to witness the planting of a Black Poplar tree in Dolerw Park.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Council unveils support for LGBT history month

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has announced its full support for LGBT+ History Month 2024, standing united with the LGBTQ+ community.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
MS call for free childcare for working parents

Russell George MS is calling on the Welsh Government to give working parents of 2-year-olds the same free childcare offer that parents in England will receive from April.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Councillors to discuss picnic event for D-Day celebrations

Town Councillors are set to consider a proposal for an event to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Cuts to school swimming criticised

Children need to learn to swim by the end of this summer term, a senior councillor has warned as cuts to school swimming lessons could take effect from September.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local events to get thousands in tourism grants

Town Councillors are set to give out thousands to local events via tourism grants.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Councillors ask why not use reserves?

Why are Powys residents expected to stump up an extra 7.5 per cent in Council Tax from April 1, when the council has around £50 million squirrelled away in reserve accounts?

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors not to renew community hall lease

Town Councillors have decided that it will not renew the rolling lease for the Northside Community Hall, casting doubt on the future of the community hall.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Have your say on council tax reform proposals

Residents in Newtown and across Powys are being called upon to have their say on proposals by the Welsh Government to reform council tax.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New senior council appointments announced

Powys County Council has recently announced the appointment of five new members to its Corporate Leadership Team, bringing a fresh wave of expertise and leadership to the local area.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Ask county councillors a question

Newtown residents are being given the opportunity to raise their concerns and ask questions directly to the Powys County Council during the next full council meeting in March.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Policing precept to rise by 6.2%

The Dyfed-Powys Police precept will rise by 6.2% in April, affecting council taxpayers in Newtown.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Exclusive: The cost of vandalism to our toilets

Our public toilets are a vital asset, except they keep getting vandalised - at a cost to all taxpayers in Newtown.

1 month ago

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NEWS HEALTH POLITICS
Welshpool Air Ambulance recommended for closure

Newtown residents are concerned for the future of the Welshpool air ambulance base after a recent recommendation called for its closure.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Report anti-social behaviour urges Council

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has expressed its deep concern over a series of recent incidents of anti-social behaviour, particularly in areas maintained by the Town Council.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local projects benefit from SPF grants

Newtown has received a significant boost to its local economy, with three projects in the area being granted funding from Powys County Council.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local councillor named as Lib Dem candidate

Cllr Glyn Preston from Llanidloes has been named as the Lib Dem candidate for the next general election in the Montgomeryshire & Glyndwr constituency.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Tories criticise council tax hike

Powys residents face a “significant increase” in Council Tax while services are getting worse says the leader of the Conservative Group at Powys County Council.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Black bin waste could be going to Abermule

Black bin waste is set to be processed at a village near Newtown soon, but campaigners say they don’t want to see the rubbish brought to the Abermule.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Police precept likely to rise by 6.2%

The policing precept for Dyfed Powys residents will be the topic for theDyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel's meeting on Friday, 26 January 2024.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Commission recommends more powers for Wales

A Commission that has spent two years examining the future of Wales' constitution has recommended that the nation should be granted additional powers in a range of sectors.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Consultation on 20mph in Kerry to begin

A consultation is set to be held on proposed changes to the speed limit in a village near Newtown down to 20 mph.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Council to hike housing rent by maximum allowed

Powys County Council has announced plans to increase council house rent by 6.7%

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Councillors approve annual budget and precept

Town Councillors have tonight approved their annual budget and precept request, resulting in an increase of £19.78 per year for a Band D property in Newtown.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Iconic town hall to become mental health clinic

The iconic Newtown Park Offices could be converted into a mental health clinic with consulting rooms under new plans, town councillors have heard.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Council garages might be demolished for housing

Garages could be flattened to make way for houses or extra car parking, a senior Powys council chief has said.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Council start consultation on schools shake up

Powys County Council has commenced its formal consultation on plans to close Treowen Primary School and transfer pupils to Ysgol Calon y Dderwen.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Fly tipping monitoring near park

Open Newtown say they will continue to monitor a bin near the town hall which is subject to fly tipping.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors back plans for replacement school

A majority of Powys councillors have backed plans to build a £9.1 million special school near Newtown.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Some of things which might be cut from this year

Powys County Council draft budget for the upcoming financial year includes cuts and reductions in service - from flagpoles to charging for blue badge holders.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Powys council tax hike revealed

Powys residents will be facing a 7.5 per cent Council Tax rise from April.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Double digit hike in town precept proposed

Town councillors are set to hike their portion of council tax by at least 11% as they seek to set their annual budget next week.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Visitors call for improvements to Dolerw Park flooded paths

Open Newtown are still receiving calls for improvements to the Dolerw Park pathways which regularly flood, according to their report to town councillors.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Council responds to Christmas Events feedback

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has responded over criticism of the location of it's Kicking off Christmas events.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Have your say on replacement LDP

Powys County Council is urging you to have your say on the Replacement Local Development Plan that will guide future development in the county.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors to discuss trail proposal

Town Councillors are due to discuss a proposal from Open Newtown for the creation of a trail around the town.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Nominations open for annual celebration awards

Nominations have officially opened for Celebration of Newtown awards, scheduled for the 10th of April 2024.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Planners recommend approval for replacement school

Powys County Councillors are set to discuss proposals for a new £9.1 million special school near Newtown, but the decision could be out of their hands if called in by the Welsh Government.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors to discuss revised social media guidance

The dos and don’ts of what to post on social media will be put under the microscope by Powys County Councillors next week.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
PM says he's working towards later election than anticipated

Newtown could potentially see a general election taking place in the second half of the year, according to an announcement made by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS ANALYSIS
How business rates are impacting our high street

We've done some in depth analysis on business rates in Newtown and how they fund and impact our local high street.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New refurbishment plans unveiled

In a bid to enhance community facilities, the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has unveiled ambitious plans for the refurbishment of the Gravel Car Park public toilets.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors to review Christmas events

Town Councillors are to explore and examine the recently held Kicking off Christmas events at their next meeting.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
MP reflects in New Years message

In his New Year's message, Craig Williams, the MP for Montgomeryshire, takes us through the highs and lows of 2023, emphasizing the collective efforts alongside Russell George MS.

1 month ago

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